This is maybe the best overview I have heard or read of the “Liturgy of the Hours” practiced in many monasteries. The practice is sometimes called by other names, such as “the Daily Office”, “the “opus dei” or the “work of God”. It consists of the monks meeting some seven times a day for prayers. While it is difficult, if not impossible, for those of us who live active lives outside of a monastery, we can learn much from the teaching. Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, of Mount Angle Abbey not only share the importance of the liturgy to the monastic life, but provides great insights into the importance of regular times of prayer for anyone on the spiritual journey. We all can learn much from studying these ancient practices. Read, Reflect, Enjoy!
Fr Jeremy Driscoll, OSB explains the Liturgy of the Hours. Composed of Psalms, canticles, antiphons and prayers, the Liturgy of the Hours finds its historical roots in the ancient and venerable prayer of the synagogue.